The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him & give him peace, said, “Seeking knowledge is an obligation for every Muslim, male and female.”
For centuries, the text Al-Risalah al-Jamiah has been used across the Muslim world as a primer for people embarking upon the study of Islam and its key principles. A thorough yet concise manual which navigates carefully through the essential elements of belief (aqidah), practice (fiqh), and purification of the soul (tasawwuf), it is an invaluable resource for people seeking knowledge, clarity, and guidance.
In this bi-weekly class, Ustadha Ieasha Prime will guide students through Al-Risalah al-Jamiah, covering its contents with a special aim of helping students attain the fard ‘ayn (personally obligatory) knowledge needed to properly fulfill the command to worship and obey Allah Most High with sincerity, reverence, and love.
• Bring clarity to your faith, worship, and practice.
• Learn the key beliefs a Muslim must have and the implications of these beliefs on your life.
• Understand the absolute essentials of making your worship valid, sound, and proper in accordance with the Prophetic Sunnah.
• Reflect on the purpose, goal, and inward dimensions of worship.
• Gain an understanding of the path of salvation as it relates to your everyday life and conduct.
Note: This course will cover fiqh topics as per the Shafi’i school of law (but students of other schools will be sure to find benefit in the broader class content). It is open to both sisters and brothers.
About Ustadha Ieasha Prime
Ustadha Ieasha Prime is an educator, artist, activist, entrepreneur, and public speaker who currently serves as the Executive Director of Barakah, Inc., an organization which seeks to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, families, and youth to live purpose-driven lives rooted in self-improvement and holistic community-building. After embracing Islam as a youth in Washington, DC, and participating in several circles of knowledge in the United States, in 1999, Ustadha Ieasha decided to pursue Islamic studies abroad. She studied Arabic and Qur’an at the Fajr Institute in Cairo, Egypt, followed by general Islamic studies. In 2002, she moved to Hadramaut, Yemen, and enrolled in Dar al-Zahra, a prestigious Islamic university for women, where she studied Aqidah, Qur’an, Hadith, Arabic, Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Islamic law, Purification of the Heart, and other Islamic sciences. The scholars from whom she received direct instruction at Dar al-Zahra can trace their knowledge and lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) through his grandson Husayn (radi Allahu ‘anhu). Under the tutelage of her instructors, she has established several circles of knowledge and continues to teach, lecture, and facilitate workshops for Muslim youth, families, and interfaith groups in high schools, universities, college campuses, churches, community centers, masjids, and various other settings across the United States and around the world. Ustadha Ieasha is passionate about empowering Muslims to rise above their challenges to maximize their full potential to be servants of Allah and vicegerents on this earth.